There was a 4 way tie in the BEST IN THE WEST 2015. The 4 champions of the tournament this year, and the 'Best in the West', were Kanan Izzat, James Morris, Domagoj Dragicevic and Bobby Yu, each scoring an impressive 4.5/5.

Click HERE for the final result and report. Photos to come soon!!

Hobsons Bay Chess Club is the biggest and best chess club in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Currently we have around 20 members that play regularly on Tuesday nights from 7.45pm onwards. Whilst the atmosphere at this chess club is relaxed and friendly the competition is very tough and if you are serious about chess this is  the place for you. We have members ranging in strength from top 100 in Victoria to regular club strength. We do welcome everyone whether they are master or beginner and also cater for those who like to play speed chess. However most of the tournaments held are of a slow time control so you can take time with your moves. Hobsons Bay Chess Club also has a thriving junior section which is run under the expert guidance of member Tony Davis. The benefits of chess are many and well known so what better way to improve your child's academic performance while they are having fun than to join Hobsons Bay Chess Club? If you are unsure by all means come in, have a look for yourself and chat to our friendly members.


The final 2 tournaments of the club will be played concurrently, the 2015 HOBSONS BAY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP and 2015 HOBSONS BAY CLUB RESERVES tournament. Both are a 7 round Round Robin format. Click below for the pairings and current standings of each tournament:

N.B. The club will be closed on Melbourne Cup day, 3rd November


Congratulations to Dean Hogg for winning the LIGHTNING TOURNAMENT #3 with 6.5/7. Alvin Kissoon finished second with 6/7 and Mohammad Cheema finished 3rd with 5/7.

Congratulations to Tony Davis for winning the ALLEGRO TOURNAMENT #3 - KINGS INDIAN DEFENSE with 5/5. Mohammad Cheema finished second with 4/5 and third was Steven Hogan with 3.5/5.

Congratulations to Mohammad Cheema on winning the KOSHNITSKY CUP tournament, with 6/7. Equal second was Dean Hogg and Vishal Bhat both with 5/7.